Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress
FULL STORY AT THESTAR.COM/VANCOUVER NEW York—michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, appeared before a federal judge in New York on Thursday and pleaded guilty to lying to Congress to cover up that he was negotiating a real estate deal in Moscow on Trump’s behalf during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
The charge was brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election, and was the result of his co-operation with that probe. HONG Kong—china’s government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies.
Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV Thursday that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born earlier this month. The work is not independently confirmed, but researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the twins’ DNA to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus.
China condemns work on creating gene-edited babies
NEW DELHI—AT least 12 people have died from drinking tainted liquor in India.
District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said another 25 people were being treated in a hospital in the Nadia district of West Bengal state. Gupta said workers at a brick kiln consumed the cheap liquor bought from local sellers.
The Press Trust of India news agency said four people have been arrested.
Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed brands.
12 deaths in India linked to drinking tainted liquor